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Re: Mounting Amp on rear deck (good and bad) (archive)

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Posted by Motorcity///M3 on April 24, 2000 at 14:08:50:

In Reply to: Re: Mounting Amp on rear deck (good and bad) posted by Bob ///M3 on April 24, 2000 at 13:53:05:

I have my A/D/S amp mounted to the rear dear using four Z shaped brackets so the haet sinks are facing up. I left about an inch between the deck and the amp. I have the amp gains turned up to push the JL Stealths as hard as they go and have not had ant problems overheating.

: Even with the amplifier/s mounted upside down it is doubtful anything close to the full wattage would be used therefore heat disipation should be more than adequate. If close to the maximum amplifier wattage was called for on a continuing basis then there may be a problem with mounting the unit/s upside down under the rear deck.

: I have a PPI PC4300 and a PPI PC4400 mounted under the rear deck on a carpeted plywood shelf. It make for a very clean look and takes up no trunk room. I personally expect no problems whatsoever from mounting the amplifiers in this fashion.

: BTW, I also have JL's Stealthbox speaker and am very pleased with them. I happen to be running JL's "Evolution" component speakers in the kicks and doors too. The entire sound system sounds great.

: Bob ///M3

: : Good:

: : Saves lots of space and looks clean

: : Bad:

: : The amp sits in its own heat. Hot air rises.

: : : You need to get another amp, I got a PPI from, I reccomend them or a rockford fosgate. I mouted the amp upside down under the deck lid of the trunk, you can't even see it nor does it affect the area inside the trunk. good luck, (way to go with jl subs)

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